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Got this from the printers yesterday, a RETROFUTURE greeting of sorts for the release party at Jane Doe here in Östersund (Jämtland County) coming up on March 4 (see earlier posts). It will be spread around the locale on all the tables etc, giving the visitor some background information to what the event is all about.

Good traffic to this blog right now as the news is spreading (facebook mainly).

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I visited the annual Storsie meeting yesterday in a small town called Brunflo, located by the shore of Storsjön (The Great Lake). It was held by Föreningen Storsjöodjuret (roughly translates to the Great Lake Monster Association) and friends of this blog will know about their work around this lake. Witnesses talked about their sightings and interesting photographs was on display (as usual). These evenings are always quite interesting. I handed out copies of RETROFUTURE 7 and talked about my 1977 experience. I was also given a Honorary Membership Award by the association, which was nice.

There has been a few articles, including film and photographic material, in local media this summer. The mystery lives on.

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Got this snapshot in the mail today, Johnnie Bolin posing with RETROFUTURE 7 in Sioux City.

Trace Keane arranged the session. Thank you, much appreciated.

(Image used with permission)

Destination_monstre

Èvasion has aired the Storsie episode of Destination Monstre in Canada (and possibly France, I heard somebody mention that the other day), and they have put up a teaser (4.16 long) on their site. Looks like the beginning of the show and I pop up a couple of times (and I also spotted a close up of part of the cover of my 2012 publication “Storsjöodjuret”, as shown here). It will be interesting to see the complete episode some day (fingers crossed). Good for the local tourist trade, but I did this for other reasons. Love Jämtland (County) though.

(Images from YouTube teaser)

Mojo_visit

Got the first two copies of RETROFUTURE 7 in the mail from the printers yesterday and I am very happy about it. Tonight, cover boy (guitarist/singer) Michael Mojo Nilsson came by and picked up a copy. Took a few snapshots in my living room (yes, that is Vampirella on my wall!). The Mojo interview is featured on this blog as an exclusive preview (see Classic Rock Interviews).

The countdown is on…

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Got some lovely feedback from a gentleman that used to be a member of the old DEEP PURPLE FOREVER club the other day. He had checked out what I am up to these days and read some recent RETROFUTURE stuff. I was happy to see that he thought that the Tornado Blaze novel (published in two magazines last year) was “astounding!” and that the variety of the stuff I create these days is so big. “More is more” he said, quoting a famous Yngwie Malmsteen interview.

I really appreciate feedback, especially from people that has connected with my output long ago. I would say that RETROFUTURE is largely unknown to the old Purple crowd, which is a bit sad. Especially since I never stopped supporting Purple.

Thank you Erik.

(Archive photo of model Ellinor Nordbakk as Tornado Blaze, July 2012)

Booksaplenty

Friends of this blog will know that I like books, and by the response I keep getting when I post a book review so do a lot of you. It is by far the most common source for feedback and for people following this blog.

I just wanted to point this out, I find it quite interesting.

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